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The Exhibition “Stećci Tombstones – World Heritage” in Jablanica

The director of the Museum “Battle for the Wounded at Neretva” Jablanica and site manager Azra Đelmo addressed the participants at today’s opening emphasizing on the importance of the exhibition and the necessity of raising the awareness of the citizens about the importance of tombstones.

On behalf of the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs, the audience was greeted by Šejma Adilović Malanović, who pointed out that the exhibition in Jablanica is the most visited exhibition in all the municipalities in which it was organized, and thanked the Municipality of Jablanica for generous support in the organization.
The Municipal Mayor Salem Dedic, while addressing the audience pointed out the activities that the Municipality of Jablanica conducts for the protection of cultural heritage, the constant maintenance of Dugo Polje necropolis, and the importance of this exhibition for the promotion of the Municipality of Jablanica, and at the same time raising the awareness of the importance of preserving the cultural heritage. At the end of his speech, the Mayor declared the exhibition open.

The exhibition consists of photographs with necessary information about the necropolis of stećci tombstones inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Visitors have the opportunity to get to know the phenomenon of stećak tombstones trough photos and textual descriptions of the 27 most essential necropolises of tombstones in BiH, Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro.
Tombstones represent an essential part of the cultural and historical heritage of the four countries. In BiH, there are between 60,000 and 70,000 stećak tombstones at 3,300 locations, about 4,400 individual tombstones in Croatia, about 3,500 in Montenegro and another 4,100 in Serbia.
The exhibition will be opened from September 24 to September 28, 2018.